sisters brothers

The Sister’s Brothers


THE SISTERS BROTHERS is a reimagining of the cinematic Western as a dangerous, witty, and emotionally cathartic exploration of what it means to be a man. It is 1851, and Charlie and Eli Sisters are both brothers and assassins, boys grown to men in a savage and hostile world. They have blood on their hands: that of criminals, that of innocents…and they know no state of existence other than being gunmen. The older of the two, introspective Eli rides hard with his younger sibling yet dares to dream of a normal life. The younger of the two, hard-drinking Charlie has taken charge with gusto as lead man on the duo’s assignments. Each increasingly questions, and quibbles with, the other’s methods. The Sisters brothers find themselves on a journey through the Northwest, bringing them to the mountains of Oregon, a dangerous brothel in the small town of Mayfield, and eventually, the Gold Rush land of California – a journey that will test the deadly family ties that bind. But, can it also be the path to rediscovering what remains of their humanity?

Starring:  John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix, Jake Gyllenhaal, Riz Ahmed, Rutger Hauer, Carol Kane

Runtime:  2 hrs. 1 min.

Rating:  tbr

Genre:  Adventure/Comedy/Crime/Drama/Western


Monday, November 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 20 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, November 22 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 23 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Adult  $11.50,  Senior (60+)  $9.00

old man & gun

The Old Man And The Gun


OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker, from his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. Wrapped up in the pursuit are detective John Hunt, who becomes captivated with Forrest’s commitment to his craft, and a woman, who loves him in spite of his chosen profession.

Starring:  Robert Redford, Casey Affleck, Danny Glover, Tika Sumpter, Tom Waits, Sissy Spacek

Runtime:  1 hr. 33 mins.

Rating:  PG

Genre:  Comedy/Crime/Drama


Saturday, November 24 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 26 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 27 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, November 28 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Adult  $11.50,  Senior (60+)  $9.00

beautiful boy

Beautiful Boy


Based on the memoir “Beautiful Boy” by David Sheff and “Tweak” by his son, Nic Sheff, Beautiful Boy chronicles the heartbreaking and inspiring experience of survival and recovery in a family coping with addiction over many years.

Starring:  Steve Carell, Timothee Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan

Runtime:  2 hrs.

Rating:  tbr

Genre:  Biography/Drama


Friday, November 30 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 1 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 6 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 7 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Adult  $11.50,  Senior  $9.00

at eternitys gate

At Eternity’s Gate


Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

Starring:  Willem Dafe, Mads Mikkelsen, Emmanuelle Seigner, Amira Casar, Niels Arestrup, Oscar Isaac

Runtime:  1 hr. 51 mins.

Rating:  tbr

Genre:  Biography/Drama


Monday, December 10 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Adult  $11.50,  Senior (60+)  $9.00

nothing like a dame

Nothing Like A Dame

(Tea with the Dames)


What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats–up close and unfiltered.

Starring:  Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, Dame Joan Plowright

Runtime:  1 hr. 34 mins.

Rating:  tbr

Genre:  Documentary


Friday, December 14 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Monday, December 17 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 18 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 19 @ 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.


Adult  $11.50,  Senior (60+)  $9.00

The Empire Theatre is the home of the Quinte Film Alternative. 

QFA films run every second Wednesday. All screenings are at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Matinee’s are $9.00 and Evenings are $11.00, general admission. Student tickets are $5.50. Please visit for more information and membership details.

Upcoming Films:

Wed. November 21 – The Bookshop

Wed. December 5 – Three Identical Strangers

Wed. January 9 – The Guilty

Wed. January 23 – Hearts Beat Loud